Countdown to Destruction: The Sailor Guardians' Last Battle
銀河滅びる時! S戦士最後の戦い
Ginga Horobiru Toki! S Senshi Saigonotatakai
Airing Information
Episode: EP 196, Season 5
Air Date (JP): January 11, 1997
Written by: Genki Yoshimura
Directed by: Harume Kosaka
North American Dub
Episode Guide
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Countdown to Destruction: The Sailor Guardians' Last Battle is the 13th episode of the 5th season of Sailor Moon anime and the 196th of the overall series. It aired in Japan on January 11, 1997.


The Sailor Starlights go to take on Sailor Galaxia on their own, only to be easily defeated by her. Eternal Sailor Moon and her best friends try to help them. The evil Sailor Guardian attempts to eliminate all of them at once, but the four Inner Super Sailor Guardians take the hit, fading away from existence in the process.


International Dub Titles

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Contagem Regressiva para a Destruição: A Última Batalha das Sailor Guerreiras ("Countdown to Destruction: The Last Battle of Sailor Warriors")
  • European Portuguese: Batalha Final Para as Guerreiras Navegantes! ("Final Battle for the Navigator Warriors!")
  • French: La galaxie en péril ! L’ultime combat des guerrières. ("The Galaxy in Danger! The Ultimate Warrior Fight.")
  • German: Von Angesicht zu Angesicht ("Face to Face")


Changes from the Manga

  • Sailor Guardians don't have Star Seeds, but Sailor Crystals, although the latter are special kinds of Star seeds.
  • All the Sailor Guardians had their Eternal forms when they were killed during Stars.
  • Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter were killed by Sailor Aluminum Siren before their confrontation with Sailor Galaxia.
  • Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus were killed by Galaxia in the Hikawa Shrine.
  • The Sailor Starlights were killed before the last confrontation with Galaxia by Sailor Chi and Sailor Phi.
  • Sailor Galaxia's headquarters is in the center of the Milky Way galaxy itself, at the Galaxy Cauldron.



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